Still don’t have a dish to bring to your New Year’s Party? Well look no further because this recipe is SO good! I created it about a year ago using some leftover ingredients in my fridge but since then it’s been a staple to bring to parties, make for a simple dinner or even toss with pasta and ground beef for a hearty meal. It is one of those dishes where you can be creative and improvise so, if you don’t have one of the ingredients I list, its ok- substitute something else (I will say, garlic, onion and tomato are essential!!)
Using olive oil and an array of veggies makes this dish not only delicious but healthy too!!
Serves 6-8(more if used as appetizer)
Prep Time: 20 minutes *chop chop chop
Cook Time: 40 minutes
You will need:
2 lbs fresh tomatoes, diced (with juices)
1 lb mushrooms, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 medium onions (I use yellow), chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed (use more if desired)
½ cup celery, chopped
1 can of artichoke hearts, chopped
¼ cup capers
½ cup green olives (use more if desired)
½ cup olive oil
¼ to ½ cup dry red wine (white is ok if you don’t have red, just make sure dry)
½ to ¾ tsp salt
2 tsp dried oregano
Dash cayenne peppers
2 loaves French bread, sliced
Olive oil for drizzle over bread
Sauté the onions, celery, peppers in olive oil over medium heat until soft (about 3 minutes). Add garlic and cook a few minutes (don’t let the garlic burn!) Add in mushrooms and let soften (about 2 minutes). Add tomatoes and artichokes as well as seasonings and let cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add wine, capers, olives. Cover and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat and allow simmering for at least ½ hour to let the wine cook down.
Meanwhile, slice French bread into thin (1/4 inch or so) slices. Place on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until golden brown and a little crunchy.
Serve alongside the bruschetta (can use as a dip or pre-make the bruschetta by putting about 1-2 spoonful’s on each piece of bread).
What are y'all making to ring in the New Year?
ENJOY and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!